Disability Officer – LCFC

September 28, 2016

Location: Leicester, stomach United Kingdom

Closing date: 19th October 2016


Job Title: Disability Officer

Accountable to: Community Trust Director

Contract: Full Time- Fixed Term. 37 ½ Hours per week.

Location: Leicester City FC, King Power Stadium, Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL.

Salary: Dependant on experience

Job Purpose

To implement, co-ordinate and deliver the LCFC Community Trust’s disability football / sports programme, and to support the transition of young people to access all provision within the Trust. The post holder will be responsible for leading a dedicated team to deliver a number of inclusive football and youth work programmes across the Leicestershire area.

Duties and Responsibilities

To co-ordinate the Trust’s PL/BT LCFC ‘We-Can’ Disability Programme in terms of delivery, quality assurance and monitoring & evaluation.

The key responsibilities of the post are: 

• Strategically implement, evaluate and develop a disability football / sports development plan for Leicester and Leicestershire. 

• Be responsible for managing and monitoring the PL/BT ‘We-Can’ Disability programme and provide regular reports as required. 

• Monitor performance against set objectives and targets. 

• Report programme progress to the Inclusion Manager against targets agreed within the programme proposal. 

• To co-ordinate and deliver the PL/BT ‘We-Can’ Disability programme within local SEN and mainstream schools and colleges, youth clubs or through disability support agencies. 

• To supervise the part-time Inclusion coaches and casual coaches to effectively deliver the PL/BT ‘We-Can’ Disability programme and to ensure existing LCFC provision is inclusive to those with specific disabilities and SEN’s. 

• Develop disability coach development/education workshops either impairment specific or pan disability for staff and volunteers. 

• To deliver coaching sessions for disabled people as and when the programme requires. 

• Supporting the coaches in the development, implementation, maintenance and monitoring of the PL/BT ‘We-Can’ Disability programme, in line with requirements for funding. 

• Ensuring all relevant quality standards are met in coaching, games, tournaments, education and personal development activities. 

• To develop effective working relationships with key partners and agencies, raising the profile of LCFC Community Trust through building up local networks and representation on local groups, including: Local Authorities, County FA, Leicestershire and Rutland Sport, Active Ellesmere, and the club’s Disability Supporters Association. 

• To co-ordinate volunteers and their development within the PL/BT ‘We-Can’ Disability programme. 

• Promoting and expanding activities in line with the strategic direction of LCFC Community Trust.

• Have a good understanding of equity and social inclusion and where appropriate support delivery of specific projects. 

• Engage with local disability clubs to deliver the football coaching sessions. 

• Engage and consult with local communities and partners in order to improve the delivery of opportunities and services at a local level and increase participation amongst targeted groups. 

• Identify gaps in community provision of football / sport. To develop new opportunities as appropriate e.g. football sessions, new teams/clubs and competitions. 

• Provide information and articles for the LCFC website, and match day programmes. 

• Maintain and submit accurate records of activities in line with departmental requirements, and collate evidence of activities as directed. 


• To deal with basic safeguarding issues and where necessary to liaise with and refer on to the Trust’s safeguarding lead and the club’s Safeguarding and Welfare Officer. 


• Ensuring that all staff understand and can effectively follow all the Trust policies and procedures. 
• Being available to all staff, permanent or casual, in an advisory capacity on policies and procedures/safeguarding issues. 
• Ensuring adequate supervision of staff and supplying regular feedback. 
• Promoting an environment where personal integrity and consideration for others is important. 
• Delivering a professional and balanced view in areas related to the role. 
• Communicating clearly and effectively on all matters. 
• Demonstrating a passion for working to high standards and a commitment to excellence. 
• Recognising opportunities to increase personal contribution to the Trust. 
• Ensuring that all policies and procedures are followed to the highest standard and that staff are committed and capable of delivering a world class service. 

Person Specification: 
Educated to a degree-level qualification Desirable 
Relevant sector qualifications (i.e. FA Level 2 and Coaching Disabled Footballers awards) Essential
Knowledge and Experience 
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably within a charitable organisation Essential 
Experience of managing people and partnerships Essential 
Be able to demonstrate innovation, creativity and a passion for delivering a world class service Essential 
Excellent knowledge of the Trust and all departments within it Essential 
Excellent IT knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel Essential 
Skills and abilities 
Strong and inclusive leadership skills Essential 
Strong networking skills to deploy for the benefit of the Trust’s objectives Essential 
The ability to inspire and motivate staff, partners and communities Essential 
The ability to think strategically Essential 
The ability to communicate effectively: clearly, concisely and consistently Essential 
The ability to work in a team and independently Essential 
Use discretion and understand the importance of confidentiality and sensitivity when dealing with staff issues/concerns. Essential 
Commitment and loyalty to the Trust at all levels. Essential 
Equality & Diversity: 
Experience of working within diverse and multi-cultural communities Essential 
Must be able to recognise discrimination in its many forms and willing to put the Equality Policies into practice. Essential 
Other: Flexible working in accordance with the requirements of the service which will include working evenings and weekends where applicable. Essential 
Must satisfy relevant pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Essential
How to apply:

To apply for the Disability Officers post, please send a CV and a covering letter tocommunity.recruitment@lcfc.co.uk for the attention of the Community Trust Director.